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I know who lost!

Go ahead and celebrate, but for me the enjoyment of Red Flannel has waned. And nobody won. Even being in the parade no longer excites me. We residents of Cedar Springs let the clashes of two ladies (who don’t even live within our city limits) spoil it for us.

I understand it was mandated by the Festival that the city destroy everything that even looked like red underwear. They tell me that now I can still wear my Red Flannels, but not on city property. It makes me sad to see pictures of the broken up, expensive logo that once hung in the chambers at City Hall. If Red Flannels are now history to the City of Cedar Springs, why didn’t that logo go to the local museum so that my great-grandchildren can know that there was a day in the history of our city, when people had unity and respect for one another? Thank you Grace (Hamilton) and Nina (Babcock) for your inspiration and the many years of enjoyment.

Amish Bob Truesdale

City of Cedar Springs

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  1. Mary Edison says:

    Mr. Truesdale,
    -The location of these two ladies homes has nothing to do with the situation. Take note, one of those ladies graduated from CSHS and has spent many hours volunteering her time to the festival while throw other ran to a new city!
    -The city had many opportunities to sell or give the flannels away, there is more to the story than just, “the city was mandated by the festival to destroy everything that looked like red flannels.”
    -where has it been said that you can not wear your flannels on city property?? That is just a silly comment.
    -if you speak of wanting unity & respect for one another: this letter certainly doesn’t show that.


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